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#1 RobVG

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:34 AM

It's getting hard here at CloudyNights to keep track of all the observatories being built these days and those already completed. Would it be a good idea to start a "sticky" thread where members could post their observatory name,a picture, links to their websites or links to construction threads- with no replies.
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The "Links of Interest" thread above is good but is out of date and contains comments and other posts of interest. "Observatories only" would make searching a little easier IMHO.
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#2 csa/montana

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:40 AM

Sounds like a great idea!

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#3 GordonCopestake

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:08 PM

Bill Arnett has a good list over at his site: http://obs.nineplane...bs/obslist.html

Not all CN members to be sure, but it's a good starting point

#4 RobVG

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 12:18 PM

Thats quite a list!

But I think it would be helpful here at CN to have a succinct index of the observatories built by members.

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 04:56 PM

Rob... that sounds like a member project. And it sounds like you just volunteered! :yay: :wron:

#6 RobVG

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 05:45 PM

What! me do the work? ;)

I'd be happy to but how about people posting about their obs ala "post a pic of your observatory" but make it sticky?
No replies allowed.

I don't have time to dig for threads right now. I'm setting my pier blocks. (If you use batter boards for layout, be sure to offset them far enough beyond where you dig your footings or you will be moving them and starting over again.) :bangbangbang:

#7 Scott Horstman

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:25 PM

I'll start. Here's the Horstman Observatory Cluster.....

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#8 RobVG

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 10:06 PM

Perfect.

Is there a website with construction details or a construction thread about your obs here on CN?

Well I guess I'll PM the moderator and ask that this post and those before Scott's be deleted as well as making it "sticky".

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 02:12 PM

Great idea. We'll leave this thread as a sticky. Please limit posts to pics and construction details of your observatory. :)

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 03:43 PM

And perhaps delete all the "talk" posts (this one included!)

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 07:49 AM

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Above is picture of my Sirius observatory. The system is computer controlled and capable of autonomous and remote operations.

Construction photos and genera info can be found here

#12 StarManSteve

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 01:15 PM

Here's my Clear Sky's observatory.
While work inside continues, First Light was last evening. The ISS sensor pack to my weather station can also be seen.

More info on the Observatory & weather station can found here. Sola Virtus Observatory and Farpoint Weather Station

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#13 Jeff Young

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 11:43 AM

Rokeby Observatory construction thread:

http://www.cloudynig...p?Number=544994

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#14 Bob Antol

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 04:10 PM

Observatory Name: Stargate 4173 at Grimaldi Tower
Location: Poughquag, NY at 41 degrees 36 minutes 49 seconds N, 73 degrees 40 minutes 16 seconds W
Type: Dome
Manufacturer: Ash-Dome

Web Site: http://www.stargate4173.com/
CN Thread: http://www.cloudynig...p?Number=679077

Interior View: http://www.stargate4...es/PE110129.htm
Phases of Construction: http://www.stargate4...Album/index.htm

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#15 Erix

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 02:15 PM

PCW Memorial Observatory, Zanesville, Ohio

Details of construction and info

Built by Backyard Observatories May 2007

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#16 Chris Graham

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 03:04 PM

The Birch Tree Observator - Stirling, Scotland

Built May 2007

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http://backyard.8m.n... main page.html

#17 JerryWise

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 09:06 PM

Here's my humble abode. It was used as a film warehouse in the 90s. At any one time there would be 1000s of 500 foot Kodak and Cinerex medical film rolls stored inside. Heavy insulation and air conditioning kept conditions right. The industry now uses CDs for imaging making this my Observatory base. Those steps on the front come up 9 feet covering the ground floor. Then the second floor has a 10 foot ceiling with an 8 foot floor on the third. The warm room is in the roofed in 4th. floor area with folding steps to the observatory. Let's just say moving a 14" LX200 GPS up all those steps (57) to the observatory is a ..... challenge. But it does make a nice platform.

I'm redoing the website right now and will post a link later. (Answered Joel below by PM).

The link will be www.Astro.Medical-Dynamics.net

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 09:11 PM

I've always thought your observatory was unique in it's setting Jerry. I'd love to see more pics of it and the dark room. How is your pier configured?

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 08:01 AM

Heres mines in North East Ohio, tentatively called the " Sagan Memorial Observatory" in honor of Carl Sagan obviously, formerly called BYO#86. : http://tinyurl.com/25ca9s
built by Back Yard Observatorys in lodi Ohio.;
http://www.backyardobservatories.com/ , it fills all my needs and settles one of my dreams.
Has yet to see first light ,but soon. :grin:

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#20 bluestar

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 05:29 PM

Cloudy Nights construction and info thread for BlueStar Observatory is in my signature.

This is an immediate post-construction pic; much interior customizing has taken place since.

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#21 John P

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 12:48 PM

Stoney Lonesome Observatory reached move in around July 8, 2007. The observatory is located in Honeoye Falls, New York, approximately 20 miles south of Rochester. It's a wood frame, roll off, stick built structure of my own design. The basic dimension is 8' x 12' with a roof having a slope of 12/12. The observatory currently houses my MK-91, 9" Maksutov Cassegrain and smaller aux. telescopes on an early vintage, pre-goto AP 900. There is sufficient room for a full width desk/work bench as well as a second observer utilizing equipment that is tripod mounted.

The photo shows the observatory on "move in day."

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#22 Mike Lewis

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 06:47 PM

Dunham Hill Observatory
Construction details here; http://www.cloudynig...hp?item_id=1119
Best skies
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Posted 08 July 2007 - 06:55 PM

Urban Observatory (completed 2002).

http://www.astroshor...7f954495eab16a8

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#24 RogerRZ

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 04:52 AM

One down the business end of AJP Observatory. Taken yesterday, now that the concrete pier has been cut down, and big Cave has been shoehorned in...

More at http://www.cloudynig...sb=5&o=all&vc=1

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#25 Colonel Bogey

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 01:18 PM

SCRAP - Stocksund Centre of Rooftop AstroPhysics, the modest beginning of a web page:

S.C.R.A.P.

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